Letters

NSW record temperatures in 2017

Ed,

The heat is on. The Bureau of Meteorology’s annual report showed Australia posted its third warmest year on record in 2017, with NSW enduring its hottest year since records began.

NSW is now experiencing climate disruption with more heatwaves, bushfires and rising sea levels on the way.

There is clear evidence that changes in our climate are happening more quickly than previously thought and there is increased urgency for climate action.
The recent heatwave is what our future feels like if we don’t stop burning coal and move rapidly to 100% renewable energy.

We’ve seen this State Government move rapidly and decisively when it’s acting in its own interest to build a new motorway or privatise yet another state asset. Now we need the same sense of urgency and purpose to restore a safe climate.

Justin Field, Greens MP

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